At the time of writing this article, the Ever Given container ship, owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha and operated by Evergreen Marine, has finally been freed after running aground on the banks of the Suez Canal. The blockage had a major impact on the international economy: the price of crude oil rose, and there was a significant impact on the cost of transporting goods and their final prices. This event could have longer-term consequences, with a chain of effect that is difficult to calculate.
Saturday 31 March, 1990, one day before the introduction of the poll tax in England and Wales, and one year after its introduction in Scotland, 250,000 people took to the streets to demonstrate in London and Glasgow organised by the All Britain Anti Poll Tax Federation (in which the Militant Tendency was playing a leading role).This was just the culminating act of a mass campaign organising millions of people's non-payment and active resistance against the implementation of the tax. This massive movement of civil disobedience eventually succeeded in bringing down the hated Thatcher government, despite being lamentably opposed by the TUC and Labour Party leaders. We reproduce here the Militant pamphlet which marked this important turning point, written by Rob Sewell.
Una nueva ley propuesta por los conservadores, que otorgaría a la policía poderes represivos sin precedentes, ha provocado una ola de ira y manifestaciones. En Bristol, el fin de semana pasado, la policía convirtió una protesta pacífica de 5.000 personas en un furioso caos.
Com a próxima eleição para o Bundestag (Parlamento Federal Alemão), em 26 de setembro de 2021, os Verdes Alemães estão se preparando para um possível retorno ao governo federal e para uma coalizão com a CDU/CSU, aliança partidária da chanceler Angela Merkel. Fundado há 41 anos pelos movimentos ambientalistas, femininos e anti-guerra, o partido há muito se tornou liberal burguês moderno do século 21, eclipsando os liberais burgueses tradicionais do Partido Democrático Liberal.